"How to make a B-Movie"

Films: Lobster Man from Mars (1989)

Alias: Lobsternus Horrificus

Type: Alien

Location: Haunted home/Forest/Civilized area/Cave

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: The following is actually from a film within a film. It is a premise so ridiculous that it could only flop in the eyes of movie executives. But it sure is an interesting ride.

History: Stevie Horowitz's film premise is this: The underground people of Mars are suffering a shortage of oxygen, and they need a place to get more. So they pick Earth for a takeover. To do this, they send their finest soldiers. Namely, Mombo the discount Ro-Man and the Lobster Man, a cold-blooded mutation with no other desire than to kill.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After Mombo is killed by engine coolant, the Lobster Man is fooled into standing right over Old Faithful, which burns him to nothing as his previous victims re-materialize. Stevie's premise is ironically a big hit with the public.

Powers/Abilities: Comes with a ray gun that reduces people to bone.

Weakness: Extreme heat.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-For such a tongue-in-cheek b-movie, this is one grotesque alien. Its malformed face and raspy voice make it an unsettling sight, even if its chosen company is the exact opposite in fright.

Trivia: -Orson Welles of all people came up with this movie's title, and was even willing to be in it had it not been for his untimely demise.

-What was the reward for the cast and crew when the film was said and done? An expensive lobster dinner, fittingly enough.

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Don't forget that this features the beleagured makeup artist.
He's also lost to the annals of time...until now.
Ah, very eighties on the eve of the decade's end.